October 28, 2013

Monkeytown, U.S.A.

I must really love Monkeytown*. During the last week, I've been downtown exactly six of those seven days...including yesterday. Yes, the kids wanted to go to DC yesterday and that's exactly what we did. Even though I commuted downtown every day last week.

But I don't mind because DC is truly one of the most wonderful cities I know of.

We hit the Air & Space museum, walked through the National Gallery and poked our heads into the American Indian Museum. There was some complaining, sure, but I feel like the kids have some appreciation for where we live.

Yes, it's a town where homeless guys selling roses on the street corner are actually sponsored (really, they have signs with the prices that have ads on them from local companies), it's a town where you sometimes get yelled at by dudes who randomly scream while sleeping on park benches, and it's a place where you can find a Starbucks on every single street corner. But it's a pretty important place. And it's home.

* Reminder, this is what the kids started calling Washington, DC years ago. And it stuck.

Posted by Chris at October 28, 2013 7:29 AM | TrackBack
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